Oral rehydration solution safely used in breast-fed children without additional water

S. K. Roy, G. H. Rabbani, R. E. Black

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Abstract

Sixty-four children of age 3 months to 2 years were treated for diarrhoea in a rural treatment centre with oral rehydration solution (90 mmol/l Na+); plain water was not supplied during rehydration. All children continued breastfeeding during the therapy. Serum sodium levels after 24 h of intake indicated that 61 children had serum sodium level below 148 mmol/l and three were above (range 150-151). None of the children developed clinical signs of symptoms of hypernatremia. The use of additional water may not be necessary during rehydration therapy of breast-fed children.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)11-13
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Volume87
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1984
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Parasitology
  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Engineering(all)
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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